(long horned)
Common Name:
Harlequin Beetle
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This large tropical longhorn beetle, with beautiful colors and the amazing length of the front legs on the male. These elongated limbs are used to aid them in traversing the tree trunks. Females which have much reduced legs, seek out old trees, such as Ficus, that are infested with bracket fungi. An incision is made in the bark and an egg deposited. Larvae bore into the timber for 7-8 months and then pupate for the remainder of the year, to emerge and start a new cycle.
Acrocinus longimanus